Welcome back to another exciting Friday Product Post! This week we have four new products; it all starts with the new NeuroSky MindWave Mobile 2 to help get your EEG projects going. After that we have two Qwiic-enabled boards, the SparkFun Qwiic Flex Glove Controller and the SparkFun Qwiic Mux Breakout. Rounding out the pack we have a new pair of flush cutters from Xcelite.
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Now that that is all taken care of, let’s jump in and take a closer look at all the new products!
All together now: E-lec-tro-en-ceph-a-lo-graph-y!
This is the MindWave Mobile 2 from NeuroSky, an EEG headset that safely measures and transfers power spectrum data (alpha waves, beta waves, etc.) via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth Classic to wirelessly communicate with your computer, iOS or Android device. Simply slip this headset on to see your brainwaves change in real time! With the MindWave Mobile 2 you can monitor your levels of attention and relaxation — and even learn about how your brain responds to your favorite music. This headset is an excellent introduction to the world of brain-computer interface!
Make your own Power Glove!
Flex sensors are great for telling how bent something is in a project, but we’ve been running into issues with durability when using them in wearable applications like gloves. The SparkFun Qwiic Flex Glove Controller isolates the weak point on each flex sensor to allow for more permanent applications. Essentially, this board allows you to incorporate flex sensors into a glove to control lighting, sound and other effects, making it perfect for wearable and e-textile applications! To make it even easier to use this controller, all communication is enacted exclusively via I2C, utilizing our handy Qwiic system. However, we still have broken out 0.1"-spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.
Mux or Multiplexer, you decide!
Have a bunch of sensors with the same I2C address? Put them on the SparkFun Qwiic Mux Breakout to get them all talking on the same bus! The Qwiic Mux Breakout enables communication with multiple I2C devices that have the same address, making it simple to interface with. The Qwiic Mux also has eight configurable addresses of its own, allowing for up to 64 I2C buses on a connection.
These are simple flush cutters from Excelite that give you a way to cut leads very cleanly and close to the solder joint. Diagonal cutters are good, but if you really need to get up close and personal, flush cutters are the way to go!
That’s it for this week, everyone! There are plenty of options available for you today to start a new project with. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!
We’ll be back next week with even more fantastic new products!